Convicted sex offender released to family in Charlotte: Kerry Schunk released with conditions in order to work

MIKE DONOGHUE Correspondent A state judge has agreed to allow a convicted sex offender to live in Charlotte while he tries to resolve new criminal charges for aggravated sexual assault and furnishing alcohol to a minor, Vermont Superior Court records show. Kerry J. Schunk, 34, was told he could live with his in-laws on Ethan… Read More »

Composting on the menu in Charlotte

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer There may be something rotten in Denmark, but there’s definitely something composting in Charlotte. The composting program at Charlotte Central School is happening every day, but on Saturday it was also happening at the Charlotte Library. About 12 people attended a community composting course at the library and about half of… Read More »

Charlotte residents voice speed concerns

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter A number of people are advocating lowering speed limits to increase pedestrian safety in Charlotte. Three residents brought their concerns to the Charlotte Selectboard meeting on Monday night and much of the discussion was about lowering the speed limit from 50 to 35 miles per hour in some areas, such as… Read More »

Free community composting training

Free community composting training

There will be a free community composting training Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charlotte Library, 115 Ferry Road. The training, which will be followed by an optional tour of the Charlotte Central School Community Compost Shed, is designed to help people and communities determine the composting system that will… Read More »

Charlotte fire fourth in two weeks

A sugar house burned to the ground on Spear Street Monday, and mutual aid was requested to help local firefighters. It was the fourth fire in Charlotte in less than two weeks. Early on the morning of March 25, Charlotte Fire and Rescue was alerted by a Charlotte firefighter to a building on fire in… Read More »

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter While several Vermont school systems are still struggling with school consolidation, not only has Charlotte and other towns in the Champlain Valley School District already dealt with merging, it wasn’t their first trip to the school merger rodeo. In 1869, Charlotte had at least 14 school districts, each with its… Read More »

Climate change on the ballot locally, statewide

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Although lower in population, Charlotte and Hinesburg were a big part of a movement to get climate change resolutions passed in all Vermont towns on Town Meeting Day. Both towns passed the resolutions, so together they represented more than 12 percent of the 16 towns that approved measures urging the… Read More »

Charlotte OKs town spending from the floor

Charlotte OKs town spending from the floor

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter For a second year, the town of Charlotte defeated by voice vote a Town Meeting Day amendment from town clerk and treasurer Mary Mead to decrease the Charlotte Selectboard’s proposed budget. During the Town Meeting Day portion of the election proceedings, Mead proposed cutting $157,500 from the $3,264,779 proposed budget.… Read More »

Charlotte church offers divine reading

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Charlotte will offer Lectio Divina with Michael Hagan, Diocesan Coordinator of Religious Education and Catechesis, Mondays, March 11 and 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Written material provided, and the evening begins with a soup dinner. “Eat, Read, Pray!” Lectio Divina, or divine reading, is an ancient way of… Read More »

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